CT/ultrasound-guided needle biopsy uses a CT scanner or ultrasound equipment to help guide the radiologist to obtain a small sample (biopsy) of a suspicious or abnormal area in a tissue or organ. This procedure is performed in the Radiology Department on the 2nd floor of the hospital.
This is an outpatient procedure, requiring a 4-6 hour stay. The biopsy will help your doctor diagnose your condition.
How to Prepare for Your Procedure
Many medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription, can interfere with normal blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding. STOP ALL aspirin and aspirin-containing products, vitamins, and herbal supplements 7 days before surgery. STOP ALL nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory products (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil® and Motrin®), naproxen (Aleve®), piroxicam (Feldene®), sulindac (Clinoril ®), and ketoprofen 3 days before surgery. You may restart these medications the day after your biopsy. If you are taking warfarin (Coumadin®) or clopidogrel (Plavix®), ask your primary care doctor or cardiologist for instructions. Usually warfarin is stopped 5 days prior to surgery and clopidogrel is stopped 7 days before surgery.
If you have diabetes, please check with your primary doctor about what medications and dosage you should take the night before and the morning of your biopsy. If you do not have a primary doctor,please check with your surgeon.
DO NOT eat or drink after midnight the night before the biopsy; this includes gum, candy, lollipops, water, coffee, juice, etc.
The Day of Your Procedure
What You Can Expect After the Procedure
When To Call Your Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if you have:
Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions about your procedure, please call your doctor or Center here at Roswell Park. During evenings, weekends, and holidays, please call the main hospital at (716) 845-2300 and ask for the doctor on call.